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24.04.2012 Education

SHS graduates advised to make effective use of knowledge acquired

By GNA
SHS graduates advised to make effective use of knowledge acquired
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Mpraeso (E/R), April 24, GNA - Rev Dr Paul Dapaah, a former lecturer of the West African Advanced School of Theology in Lome, Togo, has advised SHS graduates to make use of the knowledge they had acquired to achieve higher heights in life.

He said with discipline and confidence, they could further their education at the various tertiary institutions and acquire more knowledge to contribute effectively towards the development of the nation.

Rev Dapaah was speaking at the 2011/2012 leavers' day for over 390 final year students of Mpraeso Senior High School (MPASS) on Tuesday.

He urged the students “not to pass through the school but also let the school pass through them” by coming back to contribute towards the development of their former school.

Rev Dapaah, who was a former student of the school and a senior pastor in charge of the Faith Senior Assemblies of God Church at New Tafo in Kumasi, advised them to be disciplined and avoid immoral life.

The Chairman of the function, Rev Kwasi Osei Bempong, General Manager in charge of Administration of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), who was a former student of the school, said with the completion of their secondary education, a new chapter was going to open in their lives to enhance their development.

He advised them to be disciplined and lead moral and decent lives different from the uneducated ones.

Mr Alex Somouah Obeng, the Kwahu West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), also a former student of the school, advised them not to be content with their secondary school certificates but to set up achievable goals in life.

The headmaster of the school, Mr Seth Amoako, said the leavers' day was instituted to appreciate the positive contributions of final year students towards the progress of the school.

He commended the outgoing students, especially the prefects and the Student Representative Council (SRC) executives for their hard work.

Mr Amoako commended the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Samuel Ofosu- Ampofo, and other past students who donated bags of cement, paints, set of jerseys, footballs, hockey sticks and floor tiles for the construction of various projects in the school.

He appealed for the construction of a 300-seater Assembly hall for the students, a three storey boys' dormitory block with staff apartment, a three storey staff accommodation, a staff common room with office and a fence wall for the school and the headmaster's residence.

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